Ubisoft has released the upcoming closed beta of The Division for pre-load on PS4, Xbox One and PC. If you have pre-ordered the game on any of the platform, you will be able to download the beta ahead of its launch on January 28th for Xbox One and January 29th for PC and PS4.
If you haven’t pre-ordered the game yet and want to get the beta for free, there is currently a trick available using which it is possible to pre-load the beta on the Xbox One. Sadly this trick isn’t possible on any other platforms as of now.
In order to get the beta for free, you need to head over the following link and then change the store region to Singapore. Once it is done, you will have to go to the store link for the beta and click on download to get it for free. The beta can be accessed in the Games library and requires around 25 GB of free space.
Update: You can use another trick on PS4 to download the beta once it is available. To do so, you will have to get a UK account and then pre-order The Division digitally using it. You will be asked to Order & Pay at checkout but according to UK laws, Sony can’t charge money from your account until release date, so the order will be placed free of cost and you will have the game pre-ordered along with beta access.
All you need to do is wait for the beta to be available on the store and then download it. You can later cancel the transaction by logging into your UK account on PlayStation Store and going into Account Settings -> Transaction History. Click on the date when you purchased The Division and then cancel the pre-order.
Ubisoft has also released a massive changelog for the new update to The Division beta that includes more than 10,000 fixes from Alpha to Beta. Check it out below.
- Added support for multiple in-game languages:
- All platforms: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
- PC, PS4: Japanese
- Weapon and Item Mods can now be changed directly from the inventory screen
- [Xbox One and PS4] Changed weapon swap button mapping to:
- [Tap] Primary/Secondary weapon
- [Double Tap] Switch to Sidearm
- UI improvements for better readability and usability
- Additional balancing of weapons, enemy NPCs, and character progression
- Added another Dark Zone gate to the Beta Map area
- Changed Dark Zone brackets level range
- Depending on your level, you will now be matched with level 4-7 players and enemies, or level 8 players and enemies
- Landmarks have been added to the Dark Zone Map area
- With these landmarks you will find more challenging encounters rewarding you with better loot
- Loading of textures and models should no longer suffer delays on console
More than 10,000 bugs have been fixed, including many of the most reported bugs during the Alpha.
- Missing sound with specific weapons and mods combinations
- Repeating audio when opening the Mega Map
- Mission objectives not completing correctly
- Floating characters and weapons
- Character loading stuck at 95%
- Broken textures
Tom Clany’s The Division will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC on March 8th, 2016.
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